GDoN “Perfect blend of modern amenities and period details” edition

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm 8 Comments

This house is located at 917 O Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Meticulously renovated townhouse in Shaw/Logan. Perfect blend of modern amenities and period details. Restored mouldings, banister, wood floors and hardware. Gourmet kitchen, luxury spa bathrooms, hydronic heated floors and full basement in law suite. Large rear garden with plans for off street parking if desired. Approx 4,000 sq ft. In the heart of downtown DC’s hottest neighborhood!”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,995,000.

Ed. Note: This house is multiple recipient of house and door of the day!

  • textdoc

    I love the exterior of this house, and expected to love the interior… but there were all kinds of little things that disappointed me.
    I don’t mind so much that the kitchen cabinets don’t go up to the ceiling, but I _do_ mind that they have crown molding on top of them — seems odd to have crown molding that’s not adjacent to the ceiling.
    I can’t remember what the ceiling thing in the master bedroom is called, but I don’t like it. I don’t like the mosaic-y backsplash-y trim in the master bathroom (esp. the shower), nor do I like the mint green color scheme. That style of bathtub bothers me for some reason (and reminds me of David’s “The Death of Marat”), and its placement here looks really space-inefficient.

    • JoDa

      No lower cabinets is insane, as well. What are they putting in all those drawers? Where are my pots supposed to go? Don’t put in appliances like that and go “welp, these look pretty, so let’s make the rest of the room useless.”

    • Bloomy

      It’s a pretty common thing to mold the top of cabinets and furniture in general. Plus I think it looks nice… and to JoDa: drawers are more common now for pots and pans storage. We love ours.

  • Anon

    This is a beautiful house, but significantly overpriced for the area.

  • anon

    I also really don’t iike some of the design choices made in renovating the interior here, but I do think it is a handsome house. They mainly don’t seem like things that ruined the house (like taking out all the walls on the first floor would have done) and so can theoretically be fixed, though some more easily (and cheaply) than others.

  • MeMe

    The phone in the master bath made me giggle.

  • Easyenough

    Only $500/sq ft!

  • Vered

    Am I the only one who is startled by the brown stripe in the crown moulding on the bottom floor?

    Otherwise, the rooms seem well proportioned and the windows are pleasantly large. Furniture and colors in which it was (expensively) staged are not much to my liking, but I’m not bothered by the drawers in the kitchen. I think you can’t have too many drawers in a kitchen. It beats rooting around for something in a dark base cabinet. If the drawer is deep and wide enough your pots and pans will fit.

    My favorite thing is the radiators. They are perfect everywhere, and don’t seem at all intrusive.


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